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Peckleton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Peckleton, a pleasant village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands 2½ miles SW of Desford station on the Leicester and Burton branch of the M.R., and 4½ SE of Market Bosworth. The parish contains also the hamlet of Tooley Park, and its post town is Hinckley; money order and telegraph office, Desford. Acreage, 2180; population, 242. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lovelace. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £364 with residence. The church is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, N and S porches, and an embattled western tower and spire. It contains some ancient monuments.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishPeckleton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMarket-Bosworth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

A fully searchable database containing a transcript of the Marriages at Peckleton, Leicestershire 1567-1837.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE9
Post TownLeicester